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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429118/-how-frequent-are-poor-prognostic-markers-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-an-estimate-based-on-three-epidemiologic-cohorts
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K Albrecht, A Richter, Y Meissner, D Huscher, L Baganz, K Thiele, M Schneider, A Strangfeld, A Zink
BACKGROUND: Unfavorable prognostic factors-high disease activity, early erosions, and autoantibodies-should be considered when making treatment decisions in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). There are little data on the frequency of individual poor prognostic factors among RA patients in daily care. METHODS: Disease activity (Disease Activity Score, DAS28), erosions, antibodies against citrullinated peptides or rheumatoid factor (ACPA/RF+), previous treatment failure, inflammation markers, and functional disability (FFbH < 70) were defined as prognostic factors...
April 20, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424695/b-cell-tolerance-to-deiminated-histones-in-balb-c-c57bl-6-and-autoimmune-prone-mouse-strains
#2
Nishant Dwivedi, Annica Hedberg, Ying Yi Zheng, Indira Neeli, Minoru Satoh, Laurence Morel, Ole Petter Rekvig, Marko Radic
Deimination, a posttranslational modification of arginine to citrulline carried out by peptidylarginine deiminases, may compromise tolerance of self-antigens. Patients with connective tissue autoimmunity, particularly rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), or Felty's syndrome, present with autoantibodies to deiminated histones (dH), which thus form a category of antibodies to citrullinated protein antigens (ACPA). In general, ACPA are a sensitive diagnostic for RA and may form in response to the release of nuclear chromatin (DNA plus dH) from granulocytes, usually referred to as neutrophil extracellular traps...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412500/the-major-neurotransmitter-systems-in-the-basolateral-amygdala-and-the-ventral-tegmental-area-mediate-morphine-induced-memory-consolidation-impairment
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Khadijeh Alsadat Sharifi, Ameneh Rezayof, Anahita Torkaman-Boutorabi, Mohammad-Reza Zarrindast
In the present study, we investigated the possible participation of the endocannabinoid system in the basolateral amygdala and N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) or GABA-A receptor neurotransmission in the ventral tegmental area in the memory consolidation impairment induced by morphine administration. To measure memory formation, step-through type passive avoidance apparatus was used with adult male Wistar rats. The results showed that intraperitoneal (i.p.) administration of morphine (3 and 6mg/kg) after the successful training phase had an amnestic effect and induced memory consolidation impairment...
April 12, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409899/genetic-variation-of-the-alpha-1-antitrypsin-gene-is-associated-with-increased-autoantibody-production-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#4
Cormac McCarthy, Carl Orr, Laura Fee, Danielle M Dunlea, David J L Hunt, Eimear Dunne, Tomás P Carroll, Paul O'Connell, Geraldine McCarthy, Dermot Kenny, Ursula Fearon, Douglas J Veale, Emer P Reeves, Noel G McElvaney
OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence of alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency (AATD) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and to determine if AATD is associated with higher levels of rheumatoid factor (RF), antinuclear antibodies (ANA) and anti-citrullinated peptide auto-antibodies (ACPA). METHODS: RF, ANA and ACPA were measured by standard immunoturbidimetry, immunofluorescence and ELISA, respectively. Characterisation of AAT phenotypes was performed by isoelectric focussing and immunofixation...
April 13, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403797/is-the-treatment-with-biological-or-non-biological-dmards-a-modifier-of-periodontal-condition-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Consuelo Romero-Sanchez, Constanza Rodríguez, Pedro Santos, Ana María Mesa, Gloria Inés Lafaurie, Sebastian Giraldo, Juliette De Avila, Diana Marcela Castilla, Michelle Durán, Philippe Chalem, Juan Manuel Bello, Rafael Valle
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Experimental models suggest the use of different therapy protocols in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) as modulators on periodontal condition. This study evaluated the effects of conventional drug treatment and anti-TNF therapy in patients with RA on microbiological and periodontal condition, establishing the association of markers of periodontal infection with indexes of rheumatic activity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred seventy nine individuals with RA were evaluated (62 with anti-TNF-α and 115 with only DMARDs)...
April 7, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398552/carbamylated-albumin-is-one-of-the-target-antigens-of-anti-carbamylated-protein-antibodies
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Shuichiro Nakabo, Motomu Hashimoto, Shinji Ito, Moritoshi Furu, Hiromu Ito, Takao Fujii, Hajime Yoshifuji, Yoshitaka Imura, Ran Nakashima, Kosaku Murakami, Nobuo Kuramoto, Masao Tanaka, Junko Satoh, Akihito Ishigami, Satoshi Morita, Tsuneyo Mimori, Koichiro Ohmura
Objectives.: Anti-carbamylated protein (anti-CarP) antibodies are detected in RA patients. Fetal calf serum is used as an antigen source in anti-CarP ELISA, and the precise target antigens have not been found. We aimed to identify the target antigens of anti-CarP antibodies. Methods.: Western blotting of anti-CarP antibodies was conducted. Anti-carbamylated human albumin (CarALB) antibody was detected by in-house ELISA for 493 RA patients and 144 healthy controls (HCs)...
April 7, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389208/role-of-the-amygdala-gaba-a-receptors-in-acpa-induced-deficits-during-conditioned-fear-learning
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Mohammad Nasehi, Farnaz Roghani, Mohaddeseh Ebrahimi-Ghiri, Mohammad-Reza Zarrindast
The basolateral amygdala (BLA) is a key structure for the emotional processing and storage of memories associated with emotional events, especially fear. On the other hand, endocannabinoids and CB1 receptors play a key role in learning and memory partly through long-term synaptic depression of GABAergic synapses in the BLA. The aim of this study was to explore the effects of GABA-A receptor agonist and antagonist in the fear-related memory acquisition deficits induced by ACPA (a selective CB1 cannabinoid receptor agonist)...
April 4, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376065/chikungunya-virus-and-autoimmunity
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Amir Tanay
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is a mosquito-borne alphavirus. Fever, rash and severe arthralgia are the hallmarks of chikungunya fever (CHIKF), the disease caused by this virus. The acute course of the disease usually lasts few weeks to months. Chronic, relapsing or persistent arthralgia and arthritis have been described mimicking rheumatoid arthritis (RA), requiring immunosuppressive drugs.The purpose of this review is to characterize both the chronic clinical course of CHIKF-associated arthritis and the immunological pathogenic mechanisms involved...
April 1, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373872/type-i-interferon-gene-response-is-increased-in-early-and-established-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-correlates-with-autoantibody-production
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Julio E Castañeda-Delgado, Yadira Bastián-Hernandez, Noe Macias-Segura, David Santiago-Algarra, Jose D Castillo-Ortiz, Ana L Alemán-Navarro, Pedro Martínez-Tejada, Leonor Enciso-Moreno, Yolanda Garcia-De Lira, Diana Olguín-Calderón, Leendert A Trouw, Cesar Ramos-Remus, Jose A Enciso-Moreno
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory debilitating disease that affects the joints in the early and productive phases of an individual's life. Several cytokines have been linked to the disease pathogenesis and are known to contribute to the inflammatory state characteristic of RA. The participation of type I interferon (IFN) in the pathogenesis of the disease has been already described as well as the identity of the genes that are regulated by this molecule, which are collectively known as the type I IFN signature...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370244/autoantibodies-against-citrullinated-histone-h3-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-periodontitis-patients
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Koen M J Janssen, Menke J de Smit, Coenraad Withaar, Elisabeth Brouwer, Arie Jan van Winkelhoff, Arjan Vissink, Johanna Westra
AIM: To determine presence of citrullinated histones in inflamed periodontal tissue, and to determine presence of anti-citrullinated histone autoantibodies in sera from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and periodontitis (PD)-patients . METHODS: Presence of citrullinated histone H3, PAD4 and CD68 was determined in 15 periodontal tissue biopsies from PD-patients by immunohistochemistry. Sera from 36 healthy controls (HC), 113 PD- and 84 RA-patients were assessed on presence of autoantibodies against citrullinated histones by Western blot and against citrullinated histone H3 by ELISA...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363827/a-multi-parameter-response-prediction-model-for-rituximab-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Tamarah D de Jong, Jérémie Sellam, Rabia Agca, Saskia Vosslamber, Birgit I Witte, Michel Tsang-A-Sjoe, Elise Mantel, Johannes W Bijlsma, Alexandre E Voskuyl, Mike T Nurmohamed, Cornelis L Verweij, Xavier Mariette
OBJECTIVES: To validate the IFN response gene (IRG) set for the prediction of non-response to rituximab in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and assess the predictive performance upon combination of this gene set with clinical parameters. METHODS: In two independent cohorts of 93 (Cohort I) and 133 (Cohort II) rituximab-starting RA patients, baseline peripheral blood expression of eight IRGs was determined, and averaged into an IFN score. Predictive performance of IFN score and clinical parameters was assessed by logistic regression...
March 28, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361827/comparative-antinociceptive-effect-of-arachidonylcyclopropylamide-a-cannabinoid-1-receptor-agonist-lignocaine-a-local-anaesthetic-agent-following-direct-intrawound-administration-in-rats
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Rahul Kumar, Pranav Prasoon, Mayank Gautam, Subrata Basu Ray
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Treatment of inflammatory pain with opioids is accompanied by unpleasant and, at times, life-threatening side effects.Cannabis produces antinociception as well as psychotropic effects. It was hypothesized that peripheral cannabinoid receptors outside the central nervous system could be selectively activated for relief of pain. This study was undertaken to measure the antinociceptive effect of type 1 cannabinoid receptor (CB1r) agonist arachidonylcyclopropylamide (ACPA) in a rat model of inflammatory pain after intrawound administration and the effects were compared with lignocaine...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356135/dna-methylation-mediates-genotype-and-smoking-interaction-in-the-development-of-anti-citrullinated-peptide-antibody-positive-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Weida Meng, Zaihua Zhu, Xia Jiang, Chun Lai Too, Steffen Uebe, Maja Jagodic, Ingrid Kockum, Shahnaz Murad, Luigi Ferrucci, Lars Alfredsson, Hejian Zou, Lars Klareskog, Andrew P Feinberg, Tomas J Ekström, Leonid Padyukov, Yun Liu
BACKGROUND: Multiple factors, including interactions between genetic and environmental risks, are important in susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, the underlying mechanism is not fully understood. This study was undertaken to evaluate whether DNA methylation can mediate the interaction between genotype and smoking in the development of anti-citrullinated peptide antibody (ACPA)-positive RA. METHODS: We investigated the gene-smoking interactions in DNA methylation using 393 individuals from the Epidemiological Investigation of Rheumatoid Arthritis (EIRA)...
March 29, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339366/jaccoud-s-arthropathy-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-clinical-laboratory-and-ultrasonographic-features
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Fulvia Ceccarelli, Laura Massaro, Carlo Perricone, Monica Pendolino, Enrica Cipriano, Simona Truglia, Francesca Miranda, Francesca Romana Spinelli, Cristiano Alessandri, Guido Valesini, Fabrizio Conti
OBJECTIVES: Jaccoud's arthropathy (JA) is a deforming, non-erosive arthritis, occurring in 2-35% of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients. We aimed to evaluate JA patients in a wide monocentric SLE cohort in terms of clinical, serological and ultrasonographic features. METHODS: Consecutive SLE patients (ACR criteria 1997) were evaluated. The JA index was applied for patients with reducible deformities. Patients with a JA index ≥5 underwent physical examination, blood testing and ultrasound (US) assessment...
March 23, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337114/precondition-of-right-frontal-region-with-anodal-tdcs-can-restore-the-fear-memory-impairment-induced-by-acpa-in-male-mice
#15
Fariborz Manteghi, Mohammad Nasehi, Mohammad-Reza Zarrindast
Fear memory and learning cause behavioural patterns such as fight or flight responses, which increase survival probability, but unfit processing of fear memory and learning can lead to maladaptive behaviours and maladies such as phobias, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and anxiety disorders. The growing prevalence of these maladies shows the need to quest novel methods for their treatment. We used anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on the right frontal region as a precondition neuromodulator and arachidonylcyclopropylamide (ACPA), a selective CB1 cannabinoid receptor agonist, as a fear memory impairing agent to assess their effects on contextual and auditory fear conditioning (reliable model for fear studies)...
2017: EXCLI journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326188/physical-workload-is-associated-with-increased-risk-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-results-from-a-swedish-population-based-case-control-study
#16
Pingling Zeng, Lars Klareskog, Lars Alfredsson, Camilla Bengtsson
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated: (1) the association of physical workload (PW) and risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA); (2) the potential interactions between PW and the genes in the human leucocyte antigen (HLA) region. METHODS: A population-based case-control study involving incident cases of RA (3150 cases and 5130 controls) was performed using data from the Swedish Epidemiological Investigation of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Information on 7 types of self-reported PW exposure and HLA-DRB1 genotypes of cases and controls were gathered...
2017: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323906/flt-1-gene-polymorphisms-and-protein-expression-profile-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Agnieszka Paradowska-Gorycka, Anna Sowinska, Andrzej Pawlik, Damian Malinowski, Barbara Stypinska, Ewa Haladyj, Katarzyna Romanowska-Prochnicka, Marzena Olesinska
OBJECTIVES: Inflammation and angiogenesis are a significant element of pathogenesis in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The FLT-1- triggering factor for production of proinflammatory cytokines-might contributes to inflammation in patients with RA. Association of the FLT-1 polymorphisms with different "angiogenic diseases" suggests that it may be a novel genetic risk factor also for RA. The aim of the study was to identify FLT-1 genetic variants and their possible association with sFLT-1 levels, susceptibility to and severity of RA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299914/the-onset-site-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-the-joints-or-the-lung
#18
G Cafaro, A Alunno, V Valentini, M C Leone, E Marcucci, E Bartoloni, R Gerli
The etiopathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is not yet fully elucidated and the site of inflammation onset is still a matter of debate. The presence of autoantibodies as well as clinical manifestations, such as interstitial lung disease, before the onset of arthritis seems to be in favour of the hypothesis that initial pathogenic events take place in tissues other than the joint. In this review article we summarize the most recent literature on extra-synovial autoimmunity triggers eventually leading to RA, with particular focus on the role of the lung...
December 31, 2016: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287814/activation-and-deactivation-of-5-ht1-receptor-of-accumbens-shell-area-does-not-alter-acpa-induced-aversive-memory-deficit-in-male-rat
#19
Marzieh Keramati-Nojedehsadat, Shahrbanoo Oryan, Mohammad Reza Zarrindast, Vahab Babapour
BACKGROUND: Some studies have indicated a close relation between serotonergic and cannabinoidergic systems in several brain regions. Thus, the aim of current study is investigating the effect of 5-HT1 receptors of accumbens shell (Acb shell) on aversive memory deficit induced by ACPA (cannabinoid CB1 receptor agonist) using test-retest protocol of elevated plus-maze (EPM) in male Wistar rats. METHOD: Bilateral guide cannulae were implanted to allow microinjection of ACPA, CP94253 HCL (5-HT1 receptor agonist agonist) or GR127935 HCL (5-HT1 receptor antagonist)...
March 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282368/elevated-expression-of-immunoreceptor-tyrosine-based-inhibitory-motif-tigit-on-t-lymphocytes-is-correlated-with-disease-activity-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#20
Qing Luo, Zhen Deng, Chuxin Xu, Lulu Zeng, Jianqing Ye, Xue Li, Yang Guo, Zikun Huang, Junming Li
BACKGROUND It is well known that lymphocytes play an important role in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). T cell immunoreceptors with immunoglobulin (Ig) and immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibitory motif (TIGIT) have immunosuppressive co-stimulatory molecules that mediate inhibitory effects, but their roles in RA are poorly understood. MATERIAL AND METHODS Were recruited 76 patients with RA and 33 healthy controls (HC). Clinical manifestations, laboratory measurements, physical examination, and medical history of RA patients were recorded...
March 10, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
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